Bob Dylan’s Debut Stage In Hibbing To See $3.1M Restoration
The much-revered auditorium that Northland-native Bob Dylan made his debut in is about to see some restoration work. Officials with the Hibbing High School are looking to spend about $3.1M on maintenance work that will restore the facility to it's original grandeur.
The school, built with mining company money - like many public buildings on the Iron Range - was constructed back in the early 1920's. Since that time, very little has changed other than some modernizing. Along the way, the stage and auditorium have been home to U.S. Presidents (and Presidential-hopefuls), symphonies, country music celebrities, and more.
Perhaps most-famously, Bob Dylan made his initial performing debut on the Hibbing High School stage in 1957. Because of that performance, the auditorium is on the "bucket-list" of most Dylan fans.